Welcome to Chestnut

What are we learning in Chestnut class?

This term we are embracing the Power of Change, journeying through time to learn about life in Ancient Rome.

How do we learn in Chestnut class?
By taking risks – we all learn by making mistakes, trying hard and keeping going even when things are challenging. We are reciprocal learners, helping each other and ourselves to move forwards by asking questions and offering clear, thoughtful explanations. Help us foster the “I can’t do it … yet” attitude by celebrating our efforts. 

How can I help my child in Chestnut class?         

Read together:  listen to your child read or talk to them about what they have read. The children of Chestnut class are trying to use their Reading Records as a log of all the great books they have enjoyed, encourage them to use the Reading Record or write in it together. Read to your child, read with them, read in front of them, share books or magazines, read recipes or game instructions or directions - anything counts.

Home spellings: your child will have words  to learn based on our teaching sessions and focus in class. Write the words out as a pyramid, draw a picture around the word, stick the words on Post-its around the house, try rainbow writing with lots of colours, draw around the word to show the shape – be sure to share any creative ideas.

Develop confidence in learning: ask your child what they are really proud of today, what they have tried really hard at and what they have used to help them learn.

The Sky's The Limit

Click on the image to see what we're learning.

Click on the image to see what we're learning.

Class Notices

Roman Baths Trip - Thursday 30th March 2017

What a fabulous trip we had to the Roman Baths!  We took a tour of the Baths and got to meet some 'real-life' Romans!  We asked them questions about their lives and they asked us questions about ours!  We also took part in an interesting and highly interactive teaching session.  We got to hold artefacts that were over 2000 years old and learned about food in Roman times.  We practised dressing in tunics and togas and also practised our Roman numerals on wax tablets.  Thank you to all the children in Hazel and Chestnut for making this such an enjoyable and interesting visit.


Active Learn Login - National Curriculum Linked games from our Abacus Numeracy lessons (if you can't remember your login details speak to your teachers)

BBC Romans Primary History - Archived site but still has some super info on the Romans, as well as minigames

Curriculum Visions


We have written speeches as if we were Queen Boudicca rallying her troops to fight the Romans.  We have also been performing them to the rest of the Iceni Tribe!

We have been using these sites to help us with our learning:

BBC Schools WW2 website

BBC Verbs game  

Michael Rosen Poetry

John Foster Poetry

Our School Day

Your Chestnut FONS Representative:

If you would like to know more about FONS, our events and how you can help us, then please speak to your class representative.